NCEO Technical Reports: The Identification of People With Disabilities in National Databases: A Failure to Communicate (#6)

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Part of the NCEO Technical Reports series.
Author(s)
Kevin McGrew, Bob Algozzine, Amy Spiegel, Martha L Thurlow, James E Ysseldyke

Description

This year 1993 report presents an analysis of how students with disabilities were identified in national databases. It examined 19 national data collection programs in the U.S. Departments of Education, Commerce, Justice, and Health and Human Services, as well as databases from the National Science Foundation. Findings showed significant variability was evident in the disability categories used both within and across the national data collection programs. Suggestions are provided for improving disability identification in collecting and reporting policy relevant information.

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Date
September 1993 
Type
Report 
Edition
Number 6
Contact
Michael L Moore moore031@umn.edu or +1 612-626-0546
Publisher
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)